Rainwater Harvesting Report - based on Greater Victoria

Rainwater harvesting is the practice of collecting rainwater for beneficial use. Usually this refers to collection of rainwater from a rooftop and storing it in tanks and cisterns for later use in or near the point of collection. The use of rain barrels is a simple form of rainwater harvesting, although larger storage systems are required to serve most uses. 

In the Gulf Islands near Victoria, where reliable surface water or groundwater supplies are not always available, several homes and businesses rely on rainwater harvesting as their only source of water. In Greater Victoria, rainwater harvesting is emerging as one of many sustainable development strategies to reduce the ecological impacts of development. 
Author: Capital Region District: CRD
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